[AfrICANN-discuss] Announcement of Call for Expressions of Interest ICANN NomCom Chair 2012-2013

waudo siganga emailsignet at mailcan.com
Wed Aug 22 01:32:39 SAST 2012

This could interest applications from Africa:

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2012-2013 NomCom Chair

20 August 2012

ICANN is immediately seeking expressions of interest for the 2012-2013 Nominatin
g Committee (NomCom) Chair.

In accordance with ICANN's Bylaws, "[i]t is anticipated that upon the conclusion
 of the term of the Chair-Elect, the Chair-Elect will be appointed by the Board
to the position of Chair." See Article VII, section 3.4.

But, the current NomCom Chair-Elect chose after the Prague meeting to not stand
for NomCom Chair. That is why ICANN is now calling for those interested in servi
ng as Chair of the 2012-2013 Nominating Committee to submit a statement of inter
est. All individuals who have expressed interest in serving as the Chair-Elect w
ill be directly notified about being considered for Chair. Accordingly, if you h
ave already submitted your statement of interest for Chair-Elect, you need not d
o so again for the Chair position.

For more information about the NomCom see: [1]http://nomcom.icann.org/

Position Description - Nominating Committee Chair

This position blends time management and negotiation skills with the practical a
spects of conducting a world-wide search for individuals to fill various ICANN l
eadership positions. The NomCom Chair will be called on to schedule, organize an
d lead numerous in-person and telephonic meetings with a large committee of comm
unity members. The NomCom Chair is also responsible for managing the candidate i
dentification and statement of interest process, with other committee members, a
nd for managing the due diligence to be performed on nominated candidates, in co
operation with ICANN's General Counsel and any retained outside firm(s). Through
out all NomCom activities, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that all NomCom
 operating rules and procedures are followed, and that all required documentatio
n and reports are prepared in a timely fashion and provided to the proper partie
s as necessary.

Skills and Experience

To properly serve as the NomCom Chair, the selected individual must have:

(i) adequate time available to undertake the role;

(ii) excellent communication and negotiation skills to manage a committee of 20-
21 members;

(iii) a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of each position
for which the NomCom is selecting candidates;

(iv) experience on or with a Board of Directors of organizations with similar sc
ale, scope and diversity as ICANN;

(v) strong organization and leadership skills;

(vi) ability to remain unbiased;

(vii) no conflicts of interest, and

(viii) a thorough understanding of, and satisfy, all criteria set forth in ICANN
 Bylaws relating to the NomCom (see [2]http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and schedules NomCom meetings as required, including ensuring posting sche
dules for public review. Please see attached for a Listing of the NomCom activit

Appoints non-voting Associate Chair if so desired.

Reports to ICANN Board and the community on status of the NomCom.

Prepares and publishes the NomCom report.

Ensures that NomCom operating rules and procedures are followed.

Manages NomCom Selection Process, including:

(a) Approves outreach/advertising methods for attracting candidates.

(b) Conducts outreach with ICANN Constituencies, ACs and SOs (with Chairs of tho
se groups), ICANN Board, and others.

(c) With other committee members, reviews and evaluates candidate Statements of
Interest (SOIs) and references submitted during NomCom process

(d) Coordinates due diligence on nominated candidates in cooperation with ICANN'
s General Counsel and any outside firm(s) retained to perform due diligence acti

Approves posting of NomCom announcements and schedules on ICANN website.

Ensures NomCom records are properly established, maintained and archived.

Eligibility Exclusion

No person who is an employee of or is a paid consultant to ICANN (including the
Ombudsman) shall simultaneously serve as a member of the NomCom, including the p
ost of Chair or Chair-Elect.


All reasonable travel expenses and administrative costs incurred as a result of
performing the duties as NomCom Chair or Chair-Elect in accordance with ICANN's
policies will be reimbursed by ICANN upon the Chair or Chair-Elect's submission
to ICANN of valid receipts and invoices.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest, which will be maintained as confidential, should be sen
t to [3]NomComChair2013 at icann.org no later than 4 September 2012.


1. http://nomcom.icann.org/
2. http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws#VII
3. https://www.fastmail.fm/mail/?MLS=MR-**f4103020u110906*;SMB-CF=4103020;SMB-CS=from%3Acade;SMB-MF-DR=50;SMR-PT=;SMR-UM=f4103020u110906;UDm=119;Ust=8b91dae2.b53341a5;MSignal=MC-FN*U-1*NomComChair2013%40icann.org
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